False Flags in Recent History


A false flag is a covert operation designed to frame another country, party or group for something it didn’t do. There are many documented false flags in recent history:


A retired Turkish general named Sabri Yirmibeşoğlu admitted that Turkish forces burned down a mosque on Cyprus in the 1970s and blamed it on their enemy. He explained: “In Special War, certain acts of sabotage are staged and blamed on the enemy to increase public resistance. We did this on Cyprus; we even burnt down a mosque.” In response to the surprised correspondent’s incredulous look the general said, “I am giving an example”.


In 1978, the West German secret service detonated a bomb in the outer wall of a prison and planted “escape tools” on a prisoner – a member of the Red Army Faction – which the secret service wished to frame the bombing on.


A former Mossad agent named Victor Ostrovsky, admitted that Mossad planted a radio transmitter in Gaddaffi’s compound in Tripoli, Libya. The radio broadcasted fake trasmissions recorded by Mossad that framed Gaddaffi as a terrorist supporter. Ronald Reagan bombed Libya in 1986.


In the 1990s, the Algerian army frequently massacred Algerian civilians and blamed Islamic militants for the killings.


In 1998, an investigation into violent riots in Indonesia determined that “elements of the military had been involved in the riots, some of which were deliberately provoked”.


The Russian spy agency, FSB, was implicated in the 1999 Russian apartment bombings that the Russian government blamed on the Chechens. FSB agents were caught planting a bomb in the basement of an apartment building in Ryazan. The bombings raised the approval ratings of Vladimir Putin and justified the second Chechen war.


The Indonesian military killed two American teachers in Papua in 2002 and blamed the murders on a Papuan separatist group.


Former Indonesian president Abdurrahman Wahid says police or the military may have planted one of the bombs in the 2002 Bali nightclub bombing.


In 2002, Macedonian police murdered seven civilians and claimed they were Al Qaeda terrorists who had opened fire on them. The civilians were illegal immigrants whom the police had enticed into the country.


In July 2001, at the G8 summit in Genoa, police planted two Molotov cocktails and faked the stabbing of a police officer, in order to justify a violent crackdown against protesters.


Quebec police admitted that, in 2007, thugs carrying rocks to a peaceful protest were actually undercover Quebec police officers.


At the G20 protests in London in 2009, British MP Tom Brake saw plain clothes police officers attempting to incite the crowd to violence.


Between 2002 and 2010, the Columbian military murdered thousands of Columbian civilians. Bodies were dressed up as rebels to make it appear as if they had been killed in combat. The killings took place under the democratic government of Álvaro Uribe. Colonel Luis Fernando Borja was one of those convicted.


The head of Saudi Arabian intelligence, Prince Bandar, blackmailed Russia by threatening Chechen terrorist attacks at the 2014 Winter Olympics.


See here for the full list of false flags.


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